Advance Wars

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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Transporter has no chance.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Time to buy new units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Next mission, next rival...
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Artillery Infromation Screen

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (453)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (52286)

Critic Reviews

Pocket Gamer UK Game Boy Advance Oct 21, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Mar 19, 2002 10 out of 10 100
NZGamer Game Boy Advance Apr 16, 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
Netjak Game Boy Advance Sep 23, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93 Game Boy Advance Jan 30, 2002 90 out of 100 90 Game Boy Advance Dec 31, 2001 18 out of 20 90
Pelit Game Boy Advance Feb, 2002 88 out of 100 88
VGPub Game Boy Advance 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Mar 26, 2000 8 out of 10 80
The Next Level Game Boy Advance Oct 03, 2001 B- 67


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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